THE VAULT #03: BAND: Torsion TITLE: Dark Tattoo Satellite RELEASE DATE: 1997 ORIGINAL FORMAT: CD ORIGINAL LABEL: RE-LOAD AMBIENT INFO: First album of Torsion. Originally released by Belgian label Re-Load Ambient in 1997. ABOUT TORSION: Torsion is a collaboration between Olivier Moreau (Imminent) and John Sellekaers (Xingu Hill). Two years later, this album was followed by a 12" vinyl on Hymen: Jackson's Private Zoo. They're also working together on the Ambre, Urawa and Myrza projects....
Topics: Electro, Pop Experimental, Electro-Techno
THE VAULT #04: BAND: Xingu Hill TITLE: Relay RELEASE DATE: 1997 ORIGINAL FORMAT: CD ORIGINAL LABEL: NOVA ZEMBLA INFO: Third album of Xingu Hill. Originally released on CD by Belgian label Nova Zembla, in 1997. ABOUT XINGU HILL: Xingu Hill is a project of John Sellekaers. During the last ten years, John has released about forty records, on various labels (Hushush, Ant-Zen, Hymen, Foton, Delikatessen, Mirex, Re-Load Ambient, Nova Zembla...) Active projects include: Xingu Hill, Dead Hollywood...
Topics: IDM, Electro/IDM/Experimental/Breaks
INFO: Limited to 100 copies. This CD was given for free with a subscription to Mick Harris' Hed Nod Session vinyl series. The CD is very sought after and was available online on MP3.com for a year or two. Track #02 (Do One) is from Session 01, #04 (Dropped) from Session 02, #06 (The Shed) from Session 03, #08 (Then 3 More) from Session 04. All other tracks are totaly exclusive to this release. Cuts on track #06 (The Shed) by DJ Bre-Ad. ABOUT MICK HARRIS: Mick Harris (Great-Britain) is a very...
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Topics: Trip-Hop, Electronic Hip-Hop
INFO: As always with Hushush, much attention has been put in the making of this release. Vrombs Mémoires paramoléculaires was available as a limited item of 700 copies only but it sold out in about a month! The CD came in a hand made and stamped CD sleeve as well as a luxury colour cardboard packaging accompanied by several inserts showing drawings of prof. H.Gaudot by Steve Deschênes. The release has its own website you should check as it contains exclusive audio tracks!...
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Topics: Experimental, Electroacoustic, Minimalism
THE VAULT #09: BAND: Xingu Hill TITLE: Maps of the Impossible RELEASE DATE: 1995 ORIGINAL FORMAT: CD/2x12" ORIGINAL LABEL: NOVA ZEMBLA INFO: First album of Xingu Hill. Originally released on CD/2x12" by Belgian label Nova Zembla, in 1995. ABOUT XINGU HILL: Xingu Hill is a project of John Sellekaers. During the last ten years, John has released about forty records, on various labels (Hushush, Ant-Zen, Hymen, Foton, Delikatessen, Mirex, Re-Load Ambient, Nova Zembla...) Active projects...
Topics: Techno-Industrial, Electro/IDM/Experimental/Breaks
THE VAULT #08: BAND: Xingu Hill TITLE: Fiction RELEASE DATE: 1996 ORIGINAL FORMAT: CD/12" ORIGINAL LABEL: NOVA ZEMBLA INFO: Second album of Xingu Hill. Originaly released on CD/12" by Belgian label Nova Zembla, in 1996. ABOUT XINGU HILL: Xingu Hill is a project of John Sellekaers. During the last ten years, John has released about forty records, on various labels (Hushush, Ant-Zen, Hymen, Foton, Delikatessen, Mirex, Re-Load Ambient, Nova Zembla...) Active projects include: Xingu Hill,...
THE VAULT #05: BAND: Ambre TITLE: Nebka/Térébrant RELEASE DATE: 2002 ORIGINAL FORMAT: 7" vinyl ORIGINAL LABEL: KLANGGALERIE INFO: 7" vinyl originally released by Austrian label Klanggalerie in 2002, in a limited edition of 100 copies. Out of print. ABOUT AMBRE: Ambre (Belgium / Canada / Netherlands) is one of the several projects conducted by the influential Belgian artists John N. Sellekaers (Xingu Hill, Torsion, Snog, Internal, Urawa), C-drík (Axiome, Crno Klank) and Olivier...
Topics: Experimental, Ambient
THE VAULT #06: BAND: Xingu Hill TITLE: Unreleased Material RELEASE DATE: 1995-1997 ORIGINAL FORMAT: AUDIO FILES ORIGINAL LABEL: NO LABEL INFO: Unreleased Xingu Hill material, recorded between 1995 and 1997. At the time, most of the tracks didn't fit on an album or were not satisfying enough. The series includes an untitled "ambient suite" of four tracks, composed in 1996. In 2000, I selected these tracks out of dozens of DAT tapes, and remastered them. They were briefly available at...
Topics: Ambient, Electro, Electro-Techno
THE VAULT #07: BAND: Szkieve TITLE: Palimpseste RELEASE DATE: 1999 ORIGINAL FORMAT: AUDIO FILES ORIGINAL LABEL: NO LABEL INFO: This album has been recorded in the year 1999. It was initialy a request from a label now almost defunct. The album has never been released and was sleeping my archives since then. The reason why it had been pulled off is mostly due to the fact the record label didn't think the result would fit in their catalog. Although they heard an early demo version of it - as they...
Topics: Noise, Electroacoustic, Dark Ambient
INFO: First part of the threesome series (3 CD's in total). Sold out and deleted in 2002. PRESS RELEASE: This disc is the first of the Hushush Threesome three CD series that will see Mark Spybey, Mick Harris (Scorn, Lull, Painkiller etc.) and Ambre collaborate successively together. The album has been recorded during an epic two weeks session at lAuberge de la Mouette Rieuse on the North Sea shore in De Haan (Belgium) in September 1999 by Ambre with tapes provided by the English artist Mark...
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Topics: Experimental, Electroacoustic, Minimalism
INFO: Moonsanto's Dogme (Part 1-4) CDEP was limited to 100 copies and deleted a few weeks after its initial release in 2000. PRESS RELEASE: Moonsanto is here questioning with the help of their best mastered tool (music) the use of so-called junk science (biotechnologies, genetics etc) in the contemporary era. What the essence of being when confronted to manipulations of its most nature. In a situation when technology is helping to modify or to fastened existing power connections is science...
Topics: Cinematic Ambients, Pop Experimental, Humor, Political
INFO: Released in 2000 deleted a few months after. This disc is totally sold out although there are still a few copies here and there. PRESS RELEASE: It is neither ambient nor noise music. Its somewhere in the universe separating those two not necessary oxymoronic concepts. This eleven-track debut opus is going to deserve you a feeling of uncomfortable flimsy silence, very low frequencies and unheard artifacts. "Do you really think this was made on purpose?" is often saying Szkieves...
Topics: Ambient, Electroacoustic, Experimental
THE VAULT #02: BAND: Urawa TITLE: A Dog Called Demolition RELEASE DATE: 1995 ORIGINAL FORMAT: CD ORIGINAL LABEL: NOVA ZEMBLA INFO: First album of Urawa. Originally released by Belgian label Nova Zembla in 1995. ABOUT URAWA: Urawa is a collaboration between Olivier Moreau (Imminent) and John Sellekaers (Xingu Hill). So far, they have released two more Urawa albums: Villa Vertigo (Foton Records, 1999) and The Most Boring Thousand Years of my Life (Falling Elevators, 2002). They're also working...
Topics: Electro, Ambient/noise, Dark Ambient
THE VAULT #01: BAND: Ammo TITLE: Kaleinoscope RELEASE DATE: 2001 ORIGINAL FORMAT: CD ORIGINAL LABEL: FALLING ELEVATORS INFO: Kaleinoiscope was commissioned by Brussels 2000 - European capital city of Culture, as part of the Radiolab, Café 9 and Distorted Media projects. Recorded September 2, 2000 at the Brussels 2000 Headquarters. Remixed, edited and mastered at Metarc. Source material includes samples from the Distorted Media interactive sound database and from Lilith's "Field...